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Manifesting money? Manifesting love? Manifesting success? Whatever it may be, using bay leaf for manifestation is a must.
There are so many powerful methods for manifestation and working with the bay leaf is certainly one of them. It’s been used in magic and ritual across cultures for centuries and for good reason. Bay leaf is an incredible tool for manifestation, magic and healing.
This article is the ultimate guide covering A to Z what you need to know about manifesting with bay leaves. Enjoy experimenting with 21 different bay leaf manifestation methods!
Power of Bay Leaves
When I learned about the ancient priestesses of Apollo using bay leaves in their prophetic rituals, I knew it had to be powerful.
The Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham shares this tidbit about the bay leaf. He also shares that the ancient priestesses inhaled the smoke of burning bay leaves for the purpose of inducing a prophetic state, which can definitely be an aid when searching for clarity amongst your manifestation journey.
The rich magical history of bay leaves goes to show the importance and power they hold for all kinds of rituals, including manifestation.
Spiritual Meaning of Bay Leaves
The bay leaf has deep spiritual meaning, making it the perfect herb to use for manifestation. It is ruled by the sun and therefore resonates with the fire element which helps us to create and move towards our desires.
It is also extremely powerful for spiritual protection and purification. This can be a great help in your manifesting process if you have limiting beliefs or negative energy you want to clear out and protect yourself from. Keeping our life and energy clear and protected is one of the best ways to speed up our manifestation process.
Folk Names for the Bay Leaf
- Bay Laurel
- Bay Tree
- Grecian Laurel
- Laurier Sauce
- Noble Laurel
- Roman Laurel
- Sweet Bay
What is Bay Leaf Manifestation?
Bay Leaf Manifestation is using the bay leaf either as the focus of your manifestation ritual or as a supplement to it. This article will go over all the different ways you can manifest with bay leaf.
One of the most popular ways to do bay leaf manifestation is to write your desire on the bay leaf and burn it while focusing on the desired outcome. This process will also be shared below in detail.
To learn more about the process of manifestation, read this article: How to Manifest in 7 Easy Steps
Why use Bay Leaves for Manifestation?
The main reason you may want to use bay leaves for manifestation is to utilize the power it holds spiritually. When your spiritual power is amplified by the bay leaf (and also cleansed, protected, & strengthened) it is more likely you will have success manifesting your desires.
The plant itself holds a powerful energy that can amplify all kinds of magic rituals, including manifesting.
Does Bay Leaf Manifestation Work?
Yes, bay leaf manifestation really works. It is a powerful method for manifesting and should be used with the best intentions and utmost clarity. (Also: since it works, dream big, don’t give up hope, be patient and expect a miracle)
While YES bay leaf manifestation works, it does also require patience, belief, and aligned action taking.
What can you manifest with a bay leaf?
Some (but definitely not all!) of the things you can manifest with a bay leaf are:
- Psychic power or insight
The opportunities are endless, use your imagination and dream big!
Pro-tip: sometimes it is easier to manifest in alignment with what we believe is possible. That means if manifesting a million dollars sounds like impossible BS to you, try manifesting a thousand dollars, or even a hundred dollars. Once those manifestations come true, you can build your believability which helps your manifestation power grow more and more powerful. Stretch your beliefs, but make sure they feel doable to YOU.
How to Manifest with Bay Leaves: 21 Easy Bay Leaf Manifestation Methods that Work
1. Burn bay leaf for manifestation
One of the most popular (and powerful!) bay leaf manifestation methods is the burning of the bay leaf. Burning and use of the fire element is actually very common when it comes to rituals in general.
I’ve outlined all the steps for this method below since it’s such a well-liked one. All you have to do is write your intention (i.e. what you want to manifest) on the bay leaf and then burn it all the way. Afterwards, take the ashes and bury them in the earth or let them go into running water (ex: a river).
2. Anoint a ritual candle with it
Using cut bay leaves to anoint a ritual candle will definitely become one of your favorite ways to use bay leaf for manifestation if you haven’t tried this method already.
Using this method for manifesting money is highly recommended. In order to do this you’ll need a green ritual candle (linked below), essential oil (frankincense or orange), cut bay leaves, and cinnamon.
To try this method you’ll need:
Dress your candle with the above ingredients and then burn your candle all the way down while stating aloud or in prayer form“Money, money come to me. In abundance, 3 times 3. Enrich me in the best of ways, harming no one on your way. This I accept, so mote it be, money money come to me.”
“Money, money come to me. In abundance, 3 times 3. Enrich me in the best of ways, harming no one on your way. This I accept, so mote it be, money money come to me.”
3. Meditate with it
The same way you would meditate with a crystal, you can meditate with herbs like bay leaf. When manifesting, the meditation practice of visualizing is powerful and helpful in calling your desires towards you.
To manifest with a bay leaf, simply hold it during your visualization meditation and imagine your desired outcome happening in real time. Try to tap into all the emotions you’ll feel once it’s happened, and also consider what aligned actions you can take to make it happen faster.
Be sure to focus on the feeling and energy of the bay leaf as you meditate. Invite the spirit of bay leaf to assist you in making your manifestation a reality.
4. Write your goal on it
Whatever it is you’d like to manifest can be written on a bay leaf. Simply the act of writing is a powerful manifestation tool in itself so to write on a bay leaf is an even better idea to help your manifestation tools and their assigned power to culminate.
5. Write what you’d like to release on it
If you’ve been on the manifestation journey before, you know how important it is to release all the things in your life that are either blocking you or are in the way of your manifestation.
If you know there’s something (like a limiting belief, doubt, a relationship, or a habit) that is hindering your ability to manifest, write it down on a bay leaf and practice the burning ritual outlined below.
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6. Write what you want to protect yourself from on it
If you feel negative energy intruding on your manifestations you can use a bay leaf to specifically manifest protection. This method can be used to call in general protection or protection from something specific.
You can also use the bay leaf in a ritual for spiritual protection, and while that’s not exactly manifesting, spiritual protection is still essential if you want to begin attracting more good into your life.
7. Cleanse and protect home
Bay leaf is a great manifestation tool to use within the home. On that note, keeping a cleansed and protected home (think: sanctuary vibes) is one of the best things you can do for not only your entire life, but also your manifestation journey.
When you take good care of your sanctuary (and your temple / body) you vibrate higher and are more likely to attract your desires.
You can add bay leaf oil to your mop water or make a room spritz with it and focus on the energy of what you’d like to manifest as you do so.
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8. Connect with a bay leaf and observe
Take a bay leaf in your hands and take a moment to connect with it. Hold it in your hands, smell it, taste it, feel it, observes its shape and all of its qualities and color. Really take it in. When you connect with plants in this way you are much more able to use their energy in your magical manifestation practices.
9. Manifest with bay leaf in your monthly moon rituals
There are so many fun moon rituals you can do during every phase of the moon. Here I will outline two easy rituals you can use bay leaf with to manifest your desires.
- New moon: write what you’d like to manifest on your bay leaf on the night of a new moon and partake in a bay leaf burning ceremony (outlined below) Also read: How to Manifest With the New Moon
- Full moon: write down what you need to release in order to make space for your manifestation on your bay leaf and partake in a bay leaf burning ceremony. Also read: Full Moon Release Guide
10. Carry it with you
Carrying a bay leaf around with you is a great way to attract your desired manifestation. You can either keep a bay leaf in your pocket or carry it with you on a manifestation walk. Just be sure to keep your intentions in mind.
11. Put it in your wallet
If you’re trying to manifest money, carrying a bay leaf in your wallet is a great way to attract good luck in this area. You can write a specific dollar amount on the bay leaf or put the number 8 on it which is the universal symbol for abundance.
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12. Put it under your pillow
If you’re trying to manifest something specific, putting a bay leaf under your pillow is a great idea. You can write your desire on it or just connect with the bay leaf before bed and set your intentions, possibly even stating them aloud. You may start to notice yourself having dreams about your manifestation, this is a great sign!
13. Keep it in your manifestation journal
If you have a manifestation journal, adding a bay leaf to it is a great way to amplify the intentions behind what you’re manifesting. Taping it to the inner cover of your journal or the front page of your jour journal is a good way to amplify your manifesting intentions and add attraction power to your practice.
14. Keep it in your planner
At Bloom and Manifest, we believe that manifesting is a co-creative process. That means, whoever is doing the manifesting should also be taking aligned actions (doing “the work”) to bring their desire to reality. By putting a bay leaf in your planner you can help attract protection from distraction or negativity, and stay on your path of aligned action taking and manifestation.
15. Put it in your manifestation box
If you haven’t made a manifestation box, you have to try! I have a full article on it here, so I wont go into too much detail, but if you already have or plan to make one of these, add your inscribed bay leaf to your box, it will definitely add to the good vibes.
16. Add it to your vision board
One of the most popular manifestation techniques is the creation of a vision board. If you have one made already or are planning on making one, be sure to add a bay leaf with your intentions to it.
17. Drink bay leaf tea
Drinking bay leaf tea is another powerful way to use bay leaf for manifestation. As you prepare your tea, stir it clockwise as you state your desire in affirmation format.
18. Bay leaf manifesting bath
Taking a manifestation bath with bay leaf is an incredible way to focus in on and call in your desired manifestation. You can use a bath salt including bay leaf (like this Good Fortune Herbal Bath Salt here) or add a couple drops of bay laurel essential oil. Relax into your bath ritual and visualize your desire coming true.
19. Bay leaf manifestation for love
To use a bay leaf to manifest love, you can write down all the qualities you’d like your ideal partner to have onto the bay leaf and hold a bay leaf burning ritual with it. (outlined below)
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20. Bay leaf manifestation for money
To manifest money with a bay leaf, you can do one of the following:
- Write your desired number on the bay leaf and carry it in your wallet
- Write the number 8 on a bay leaf and carry it on your wallet (8 is the universal number for abundance)
- Write the desired amount you’d like to manifest onto a bay leaf and have a burning ritual with it
- Add a bay leaf with your desired amount written on it to your vision board or manifesting box
21. Bay leaf manifestation for job
To manifest a new job or business success with a bay leaf, write down the specific qualities of the job or business success you’d like to call in. You can even write the name of the company you’d like to work for, or the amount of business sales you’d like to make. From there, you can sleep with it under your pillow, hold a burning ritual, put it in your manifestation box or carry it around with you. I personally like the burning ritual best.
Other manifestation methods with bay leaf:
One of my favorite rituals (especially during fall and winter) is creating a simmer pot. These can be just for aromatics and coziness, or can be used intentionally to cleanse or manifest. To make a manifestation simmer pot, simply add ingredients like bay leaf (with your written desire on it), cinnamon sticks and rosemary to a pot of water and simmer on the stove at low heat. You can also use a crock pot.
Similar to a manifestation box, a manifestation jar is an enclosed jar that you fill with manifestation items and tools. Along with your bay leaf, you can add crystals like pyrite or citrine, cinnamon, things made of copper, hand written notes with your desires on it, and so on.
How to Prepare for Bay Leaf Manifestation Rituals
Whenever doing manifestation rituals its important to make sure you’re in a good state of mind and in a good vibration, or at least intending to shift into that state. (You may like to read: How to Raise your Vibration).
How to get into a manifestation state of mind and in a good vibration? Start your ritual with a cup of cacao! Ceremonial grade cacao is a great tool to aid you in raising your vibration and even amplifying the effects of your bay leaf manifestation ritual. I begin mostly all of my rituals with a cup of ceremonial cacao.
I recommend Soul Lift Cacao, they are my trusted source of ceremonial grade cacao from Guatemala. They even have a physical location in Portland!
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For more details on how to prepare ceremonial cacao and use it before a manifestation ritual, read this post: Cacao Ceremony: Ultimate Guide to Awakening the Soul
It is also important to prepare an intentional space to do your ritual in, where you can focus and will not be disturbed.
Get all your materials before-hand and bring them into your prepared ritual space before you begin.
Recommended Materials for Bay Leaf Manifestation
- Organic Bay Leaf (from local food stores or ordered online from a good source)
- Cast Iron Cauldron or other fire safe bowl
- Long Wood Ritual Matches
- Your favorite manifestation crystals (Need ideas? Read: 10 Most Powerful Crystals for Manifestation)
- Sacred space
- Clear intentions
Burning Bay Leaf Manifestation Ritual Steps
- Gather Materials
- Prepare sacred space
- Make sure you have a fire safe area or bowl
- Write down your desire
- Light bay leaf and allow to burn completely
- After it has burned, now is a great time to do a meditation or visualization
- Practice stating affirmations for your manifestation coming true. I recommend doing these in gratitude format. For example: “I am so grateful that I got hired for the new job of my dreams”
- Clean and release the ashes by burying them or releasing them into running water.
- Give gratitude
- Expect miracles (look for them!)
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Manifestation tips with bay leaf
- Be clear about your desires and intentions
- Be aware of the timing of your rituals. (What moon phase are we in? What season is it? Etc)
- Affirm and believe
- Take aligned action
- Follow your intuition (Read: How to Strengthen Your Intuition)
- Practice gratitude (Grab a copy of my Printable Gratitude Journal)
- Have patience!
When is the best time to do a bay leaf manifestation ritual?
- numerically significant days (repeating numbers in the date, your birthday, anniversaries, etc)
- full or new moon (depending on your intention)
- your birthday
- on a solstice or equinox
- before a special event (job interview, travel plans, date or business meeting)
Other manifestation methods
I hope you find some manifestation inspiration in this article! Tell me, have you practiced bay leaf manifestation before? If so, what did you manifest? If not, what do you plan on manifesting?